Mexico’s Stunning World Cup Win Over Germany Hands Fox Sports Ratings High

Lawrence Kim
Июня 19, 2018

"Mexico deserved the game because we made it too easy for them, knowing we should not have allowed that to happen".

Perez couldn't help being swept up in a patriotic feavor.

But Mexico were creating by far the better opportunities and coach Juan Carlos Osorio was soon awarded for his flawless tactical plan.

Mexico on Sunday caused arguably the biggest upset of World Cup 2018 so far when they beat Germany 1-0 in an absorbing contest thanks to a superbly-taken first-half goal from Hirving Lozano at the Luzhnki Stadium in Russian Federation.

In his World Cup debut, Hirving Lozano scored Mexico's winning goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez's pass inside the penalty area and dodging Mesut Ozil before firing past Manuel Neuer from 10 yards. That big shake came as Hirving Lozano put it in the Die Mannschaft net, yet fans here in America themselves set the ratings seismic detectors off for Fox.

Commentators anxious that family tensions could distract the players from their goal of winning World Cup matches. "We did not cover the spaces, we did not play our usual attacking game, we lost possession too often and so had to cover big distances, so the Mexicans had space to counter-attack", he said.

With talk back home of a "historic victory" and sombrero-wearing supporters brightening and deafening the summer streets of Moscow, Mexico can dream of going better than a consistent record of reaching the last 16 of the last six World Cups and a couple of quarter-finals. As a player in a World Cup you have to accept pressure. Low's tactics and the omission of Leroy Sane from the World Cup squad. Just like Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and the Netherlands in 2014, once again the reigning world champions came unstuck against the underdogs.

Germany coach Joachim Loew said the defending champions played "very badly,"warning that the shock defeat left them with little margin for error in their remaining group games".

The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward struck the victor on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Mexico beat Germany for just the second time in history. Germany then dominated but when it broke through the Mexican defence, the shooting was poor.

Mexico goalie Guillermo Ochoa played a stellar match, finishing with eight saves. Kimmich's absence meant Ozil was left trying to stop Lozano for Mexico's opening goal.

Germany face Sweden in their next match on June 23 in Sochi before concluding their group campaign 4 days later in Kazan against South Korea.

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